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‘Brecce’ Wooden Lamps with Embedded LED Lights

Italian designer Marco Stefanelli has taken objects which have reached the end of their life cycle, such as scrap wood from a sawmill, and given them a second chance, by combining them with cast resin embedded with LEDs. His handsome collection of ‘Brecce’ lamps combine high-tech LED lights and scraps of wood to make a beautiful way to accent a space.

The magic comes with the addition of low-energy LEDs embedded behind a layer of resin.


‘Beute’ Lamps by Michael Wolke

German designer Michael Wolke has created the Beute pendant lamps from discarded cardboard.

“Trough the variety of corrugated cardboard which can only be reached by using discarded Material, the lamp “Beute” becomes a selection of unique light objects. By dissecting and rearranging of the Material, the designer compresses the conquered corrugated cardboard and uses it as raw material with specific characteristics.”


MIT Students Install World’s Cheapest ‘Solar Bottle Bulbs’ in Manila Slums


Currently, millions of Filipinos live without any kind of light source at all. Isang Litrong Liwanag (A Liter of Light), is a sustainable lighting project which aims to bring the eco-friendly ‘Solar Bottle Bulb’ to disprivileged communities nationwide. Designed and developed by students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the ‘Solar Bottle Bulb’ is based on the principles of Appropriate Technologies — a concept that provides simple and easily replicable technologies that address basic needs in developing communities.

The students found that a one liter plastic bottle filled with bleach water and installed on top of a metal roof is a surprisingly simple way to light homes that have neither electrical connectivity nor natural lighting. The plastic defracts light and pushes it to every corner of a small slum house instead of beaming it onto one area like a typical lamp might. The organization has already installed 10,000 of these super basic but amazing lamps throughout Manila.
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